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Steve Jobs, One of Today’s Great Presenters, Steps Down from the Main Stage

DeFinis Communications

He begins with a strong hook, states his purpose, and then lays out the agenda of his three to five main points. The Bar Has Been Raised.

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8 Points for Presentation Structure

The Presenter's Blog

The Main Message. Presentation Structure argument conclusion framework introduction main message presentation presentation skills presenting public speaking questions structurePreparation is everything. How will we introduce and conclude? How should we segment the content into logical bite-sized pieces? The Argument.

War On Food, Beverages Continues To Accelerate - Maine Wants Ban Of Candy, Soda With Food Stamps

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

The latest potential problem is the attempt by Maine to ban using food stamps for purchasing candy and soda. Likely this won't happen.

Maine Tourist Account Upset: Dilenschneider Group trumps in RFP process

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

 So public relations publications have been focusing on the win of the Maine tourist account by The Dilenschneider Group (DGI).

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"Downton Abbey" - It's Official, Next Season Is Its Last, But Will Main Characters Find Joy?

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

" The question Lockett poses is if any of the main characters will wind up happy? Let's look at the probability: Robert. Happiness?

Food Trucks: Jane Genova wins marketing contest sponsored by MSN Business on Main

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  He also has served as a judge in the contest sponsored by MSN Business on Main for ideas on marketing food trucks. 

He didn't deliver: Biz, Main St. on the President

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

  It's less than a year into his term and yet business and Main Street are writing him off on not delivering economically what they assumed he had promised.  It's called magical thinking: The belief, despite the facts and trend lines, that what we want to happen will happen.    She's smart. 

Impact of Visual Aids in Presentations

SketchBubble

Before you start making a presentation you need to ask yourself what your main goal is, and what message you want to convey. Presentation Tips

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'Seasoning' your presentation

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Main PageA further form of 'timing' for speakers Regular readers will know that I am always suggesting ways to make at least part of your presentation or speech seem unique - even if it is one that you frequently deliver. Another way is to bring in something about the time of year.

All the local news that's fit to print: "Brown dog crossed Main Street @ 10:14 A.M"

Jane Genova: Speechwriter - Ghostwriter

NEWSDAY has joined the media outlets which are investing heavily in hyperlocal.    It's added about 13 reporters to the Long Island desk.    Actually, though, that's small doings compared to AOL.   Many of them, who are paid $40,000 to $50,000, strictly cover local news.  What was I thinking?

One of last year's best short speeches - and it came from Masterchef!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Main PageSaying it in a different way In recent years I have become a big fan of Masterchef, whether in its amateur, Celebrity or Professional versions. Unlike so many TV talent contests, the judges do not make snide comments; their criticism is always constructive (rather like the teacher of a public speaking class should!) Isn't that great?

How to Feed Your PowerPoint Addiction

Green Room Speakers

Thursday, March 17, 2011 How to Feed Your PowerPoint Addiction Who knew there were smartphone apps designed to help people give better presentations?

Structuring a topical comedy monologue within a speech

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Main PageHow to construct a logically-sequenced and effective short topical comedy routine for public speaking In my previous post I wrote about adding topical jokes to a speech or presentation. routine. If you choose the second option then you will find it much easier to remember your material (even without notes!) Why this one?

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 1

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Main PageSpeaking engagements December 2009 - March 2010 Sharp-eyed readers may just have noticed something missing from this blog of late: namely accounts of 16 months' worth of speaking engagements! Bloggers often fall behind on their postings. So I have decided to devote the next postings to all my bookings over the past 16 months.

138 Top Tweets from the 2012 Ragan Speechwriters Conference

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Over 200 professional speechwriters met for two days and attended a series of main stage keynotes and break out sessions. The annual Ragan Speechwriters Conference was held March 14 – 16, 2012 at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington DC. Speechwriting Ragan Speechwriters Conference Twitter

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Using Pauses the Right Way for Epic Presentations

SketchBubble

And while those points are valid, they’re not the main reason pauses are important. Presentation Tips

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 5

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Main PageWhen I accepted this booking I was told that the Mayor-elect wanted to work on their voice projection. This meant that they had a very clear idea of where they felt they needed to improve - which was excellent. And when they improve in that area then everything else will seem easier as well.

From Information to Imagination: Delivering a Good Story

Kate's Voice

Nike and many other global companies are already mainly storytellers. “The highest-paid person in the first half of the next century will be the ‘storyteller.’ The value of products will depend on the story they tell. That is where the money is — even today.” Rolf Jensen, futurist and author of The Dream Society I [.].

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 2

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Main PageThen it was on to the hall for the meeting. As always at WI Groups, there were a number of reports from speakers representing the various Institutes that make up the Group and also from the County Headquarters and the Group's Committee. front-page story will obviously be most familiar to them.

How to present when there’s no time to prepare

PowerPoint Tips

Start with 3 main points that you’ll cover. How does one combat this?” ” Last minute presentations are common. Usually.

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Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 8

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Main PageAnd because he booked me some 20 months in adavance I had a long time to look forward to it! It was a Friday meeting and I travelled to Oxford by train and then took a taxi to the venue, the Oxford Centre. Testimonial from Mr Watson: "Thank you for a. great evening's entertainment at my Probus President's Night at Oxford. Well done!

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 7

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Main PageHamble Valley Stick Club, Hampshire Sometimes I find myself speaking at a club with its own fascinating traditions. This was certainly the case when I was booked for the Hamble Valley Stick Club in Hampshire last October. This is a 41 Club. Then it was turn to speak, my topic being My Life as a Freelance Comedy Writer. evening.

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog: The Great Catch-Up Part 6

Nick R Thomas - A Public Speaker's Blog

Main PageTalks from June - September 2010 Boscombe and Southbourne Probus In June last year I spoke for the fifth time to Boscombe and Southbourne Probus, my previous visit having been in November 2007. Public Speaking Tip #382: Speak with enthusiasm - your audience will notice! If you enjoy your speech then they are more likely to as well.

200 Top Tweets from #NSA12

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Over 1,000 professional speakers met for the four days and attended a series of main stage keynotes, break [.]. The annual National Speakers Association Convention was held July 14 – 17, 2012 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Indianapolis. I was not able to attend this year’s event, but took the opportunity to follow along on Twitter.

Listen: Can you hear me now?

Kate's Voice

After all, our main problem was bad communication.  I discovered active listening while going through a divorce.  Since then, [.].

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Pennsylvania Education Policy Roundup for September 18, 2013: Pew Poll: With education cuts Philly is eating its own young. "Gov. Corbett's main focus is to ensure that students in the district have access to the best education possible," said Timothy Eller, a spokesman for the state Education Department.

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Corbett''s main focus is to ensure that students in the district have access to the best education possible," said Timothy Eller, a spokesman for the state Education Department. Are you a member? Have your friends and colleagues? She currently serves as chair for the Pennsylvania State Conference of NAACP Branches. New Pew poll: Phila.

Social Networking Cautions

The Communication Blog

According to Main Street, 81% of the top divorce lawyers (from a survey of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers) used or faced evidence gathered from social networking pages. 7.06.2010 Social Networking Cautions Heres another reason for being cautious about what you write on your social networking pages.

206 Top Tweets from #nsa10

Ian Griffin - Professionally Speaking

Over 1,500 professional speakers met for the four days and attended a series of main stage keynotes, break out sessions and informal workshops Attendees generated over 4,300 tweets under the hashtag #nsa10. The annual National Speakers Association Convention was held July 17 -20, 2010 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Integrating Live Power BI Dashboards into PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

The main benefits of using Power BI for your presentation dashboards is: Power BI is connected to live data. Introduction. Power BI. Step 1.2:

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In Praise of Proverbs

DeFinis Communications

I spent this weekend at the Inn on the Harbor in the charming seacoast village of Stonington, Maine, where I have stayed many times before. Tags: Content Development Speech Preparation Inn on the Harbor Maine proverbs Stonington zany This year was one of the best for “zany” reading. The Zany Page of Revised Proverbs.

Basic Speech Geometry

Manner of Speaking

Many people think of a speech as something that is linear: introduction; development of the main points; and conclusion.

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The flipped presentation

PowerPoint Tips

Here are the steps: For each slide, cut the main content (Ctrl + X) , click in the Notes pane, and paste (Ctrl + V). Perhaps you’re.

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Create a looping ending for your PowerPoint presentation

PowerPoint Tips

If you already have saved your main presentation, be sure to save this presentation in the same folder! Save your main presentation.

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PowerPoint Surgery: Tips to create presentation slides that make your message stick, not suck -- Guest post by Lee Jackson

Speak Schmeak

Once you have got to the the core of your talk, i.e. what''s the main message (what do I want them to take away?) But there is hope. Enjoy.

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Speeches from Film: The Pursuit of Happyness

Manner of Speaking

It is very moving and Smith is terrific in the main role. highly recommend it. In today’s post, there is a short clip from the film.

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Slide design rules–what are yours?

PowerPoint Tips

Even chart labels should be readable and main text should be even larger. These rules ensure that your slide is easy to understand and remember.

Your presentation deserves the same respect as your website and brochures!

PowerPoint Tips

My main points. A story. She asked the audience, “How many of you get to the sales conversation and wing it?” What did I see?

Is your audience suffering an engagement drought?

Speak Schmeak

Ask a lot of questions and listen to your audiences'' stories to help them discover how their experiences tie into your main points. Great!

Discover PowerPoint Mix for interactive online lessons

PowerPoint Tips

The two main additions you make to your presentation are: A recording, during which you can record both your voice and your webcam. Quizzes.

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Add power to your message with better slide titles

PowerPoint Tips

Go back over a past presentation and edit each slide title so that it actually makes a statement–the main point of your slide.

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